East Texas Medical Center Athens Automates Staffing and Scheduling with RES-Q® Labor Resource Management

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Full-service, 117-bed Hospital is Second ETMC Facility to Implement RES-Q Software to Manage Staffing and Scheduling

RES-Q® Healthcare Systems announced that East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Athens, which is located 75 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas, has chosen RES-Q® Labor Resource Management to automate staffing and scheduling for 350 employees at the hospital. RES-Q Labor Resource Management is a Web-enabled, Windows-based, client/server software application for employee resource management, staffing and scheduling.

"We required software that is user-friendly and flexible and provides comprehensive personnel management, including tracking the credentials and certifications of nurses and other employees," said Rebecca M. Powell, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.A.A., B.C., chief nursing officer, East Texas Medical Center Athens. "ETMC Tyler, our system's regional referral facility for high-level secondary and tertiary care, has used RES-Q Labor Resource Management for six years. They have achieved good results and have enjoyed excellent support. That gave us extra confidence in choosing RES-Q."

With RES-Q Labor Resource Management, users develop staffing patterns that are clinically coherent and financially sound. The software translates workload standards into specific staffing patterns by employee skill level and then automatically calculates optimal staffing for all units and departments, by shift, across the entire enterprise. Based on the staffing patterns and employee shift preferences, the system creates complete employee schedules for each unit and department. RES-Q delivers measurable results that hospitals can count on: faster scheduling, reduced overtime, decreased use of costly outside agency staff, greater consistency in the application of equitable scheduling rules and improved employee satisfaction.

RES-Q Healthcare Systems will demonstrate its resource management and scheduling software solutions at the Nursing Management Congress 2007, September 16-19, 2007, Booth #416, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Ill. and at Managing Today's OR Suite (MTORS), October 3-5, 2007, Booth #600, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.

About RES-Q® Healthcare Systems

Since 1979, RES-Q® Healthcare Systems (Calabasas, Calif.) has pursued one mission: advancing resource management and scheduling software for hospitals. RES-Q® Labor Resource Management produces clinically sound, skill-matched, financially optimized, and productive staffing in schedules that account for staff preferences. RES-Q® Perioperative Resource Management reviews and verifies surgeon needs and preferences, personnel and equipment requirements, supply lists and inventory, and operating room availability and then establishes surgery schedules that minimize conflicts and maximize productivity. RES-Q's management team, with an average of 15 years with the company and decades of front-line experience in hospital administration, helps hospitals set their schedules for today and set course for success tomorrow. For more information, call (800) 572-1911 or visit http://www.res-q.com.

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